Friday, August 18, 2017

Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw aims to open in November

Swiss Luxury Hotel Group Kempinski’s first Myanmar property will be open for business in early November in Nay Pyi Taw, targeting government delegates, INGOs, diplomats and holiday travellers, said Franck Droin, general manager of the hotel.

An artist’s rendering of the Kempinski hotel lobby. Photo: SuppliedAn artist’s rendering of the Kempinski hotel lobby. Photo: Supplied

“We’ve invested about US$45 million in our first property in Myanmar. We will pre-open in early September, and in November, the whole property will be opened for services,” said Mr Droin on August 12 in Nay Pyi Taw.

The hotel occupies a 50-acre (21 hectare) site owned by Kanbawza Group of companies and Jewellery Lucky Company, who have jointly invested about $45 million in the project.

Located in the National Guest House Compound in Hotel Zone (1), the hotel is close to the convention hall where the upcoming 25th ASEAN Summit will take place November 9 to 11. 

The 141-room hotel features a swimming pool, tennis court, a ballroom, five conference rooms and banquet rooms. Its most expensive room, the $4000-a-night Royal Suite, features bullet-proof glass windows.

According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, as of last December, Myanmar has 923 licensed hotels and about 34,834 rooms throughout the country.